QTS Realty Trust (NYSE: QTS), one of the largest and fastest-growing providers of data center facilities, colocation and cloud services in the United States, has been selected by PBMares, an accounting and business consulting firm serving the Mid Atlantic, to house the company’s data center.
PBMares, a Virginia-based accounting and business consulting firm, provides clients a broad range of business services in the areas of: audit and accounting, tax planning and preparation, pension plan design/administration, merger and acquisition consulting, and owner-managed business and family wealth management consulting. The company has its offices in Fairfax, Fredericksburg, Harrisonburg, Newport News, Norfolk, Richmond, Warrenton and Williamsburg.
PBMares consolidated its previous data centers into the QTS Richmond data center in an effort to better manage its IT costs and improve operational efficiencies. The hardened physical and logical security features of the 1.3 million square-foot campus also attracted PBMares.
“We chose QTS because of the quality and convenient location of its Richmond data center, the expertise of its staff, and its world-class security features,” said Mary Aldrich, Chief Operating Officer (COO), PBMares. “Throughout the process, the QTS team demonstrated a keen interest in understanding and meeting our technical and business needs.”
Financial Services Companies
Located less than 100 miles from Washington, D.C., Richmond has a growing population and is home to many Fortune 500 companies. QTS’ Richmond data center opened in January 2011, and is one of the world’s largest data center campuses. The site is comprised of four distinct data center buildings with up to 500,000 square feet of raised colocation floor space available for build-out and more than 100 megawatts of supplied power from a dedicated diverse feed on-site substation.
“We see a growing number of financial services companies seeking to consolidate their data center operations as a way of mitigating risk and reducing cost,” said Dan Bennewitz, Chief Operating Officer (COO), Sales and Marketing, QTS. “We are proud that PBMares chose to partner with QTS and we look forward to helping them meet their data center needs in a secure, efficient way.”